Monthly Archives: December 2013

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3 WAY SPLIT: ALL THE HITS FOR NEW YEARS EVE

Tues 31st December 2013 NEW YEARS EVE
3 Way Split – Rock & Top 40 Hits
KATOOMBA RSL CLUB
86 Lurline St, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, Australia

Come and enjoy some Classic Hits & state of the art visual effects for FREE this New Year’s Eve and celebrate bringing in 2014!

Boasting the experience of professional, seasoned musicians consisting of drums, bass, guitar, male & female vocals.
With years of experience you can expect a live rock covers show that will entertain you with the music you love and know.

www.3waysplit.com.au

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THE DOORS EXPERIENCE SHOW

Sat 28th December 2013
The DOORS Experience Show
KATOOMBA RSL CLUB
86 Lurline St, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, Australia

THE DOORS EXPERIENCE is one of the most authentic tribute shows Australia has ever seen. This show will transport the hardest of critics back to the whisky in 1968. Singer Andy Sutton (UK Countdown/Dirty Deeds) is the ultimate JIM MORRISON as he struts his stuff with reckless abandonment. Vocally he has Morrison’s voice down to a tee with a close your eyes and its JIM affect.
Playing the part of Robbie Krueger Adam Watts (Rattle and Hum/Australian Made) recreates those classic Doors solo’s note for note. Our very own Ray Manzarek is played by Sean Phegan (Rattle and Hum/One Hit Wonders) you will lose yourself in those classic organ solo that are so authentic.
And driving this Ship from the rear is Sam Pagliaro (Rattle and Hum) on drums pumping out those classic bosanova beat keeps it all together from first song to last.
All this with the ambiance of a classic DOORS light show and stage props makes this a SHOW NOT TO BE MISSED!!!

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THREE WISE MEN

Sat 14th December 2013
Three Wise Men
KATOOMBA RSL CLUB
86 Lurline St, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, Australia

Three Wise Men are a band consisting of three of the most experienced musicians in Sydney/Blue Mountains. Basic premise of the band is to play music from all eras, cherrypicking the best songs of those times.
Their material ranges from Bob Dylan to the Beatles, The Band, Steve Earle, Fleetwood Mac, Hendricks, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Steely Dan, Tom Waits, etc.
The music is played in a very earthy, bluesy style.

Greg Henson – Long considered to be the best feel player in Sydney. He started his career in the original Jesus Christ Superstar and continued on in theatre work with the likes of Reg Livermore, The Rocky Horror Show and has also done extensive television work. Long time drummer for artists such as John English, Doug Parkinson, John Waters, Chuck Berry and the list goes on. Recently finished a tour with the legendary Petula Clark.

Mick Reid – Has also worked with Jesus Christ Superstar, Reg Livermore, and was resident guitarist on The Midday Show, Slim Dusty’s musical director, guitarist in The Daily Wilson Big Band, has worked with the likes of Tiny Tim, John Farnham, Bob Hope, Debbie Reynolds, and most of the well known Australian acts.

Tony Mitchell – Bass player with the Seminal Band, Sherbet for which he co-wrote, “How’s That” plus many other Sherbet songs. Since the demise of the band he has been an in demand bass player around town, working with the likes of John English, John Waters, Doug Parkinson, Chuck Berry, Chubby Checker, etc. Lately he has been working in concept shows such as the Beatles and Dire Straits, which have been performed at entertainment venues such as The Sydney Opera House.

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LEAH FLANAGAN TRIO + GLENY RAE VIRUS & HER PLAYBOYS

Sat 7th Dec 2013
Leah Flanagan Trio plus Gleny Rae Virus and her Playboys
KATOOMBA RSL CLUB
86 Lurline St, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, Australia

Steam driven Hillbilly Swing and Indie, Roots, Multi-Instrumental Storytelling.

“Leah Flanagan writes beautiful songs and sings them in a voice you can sink into, cushiony comfort without a single rough edge – it makes you feel like you’ve come home.”
DEBORAH CONWAY

If you were to make a list of great Australian artists, the one constant is a tangible sense of restlessness, that idea of always being on the move creatively as much as physically. And it’s a tradition that is alive and well in Leah Flanagan. Over the past decade Leah’s pursuit of creating something truly special has not only taken her around the world, but across the genre map. From her strikingly simple and direct solo recordings, to her numerous festival appearances and performances with the world-renowned Indigenous performance group The Black Arm Band, the Darwin born artist has built a career on always looking ahead – taking that next creative leap to make something that inspires her as much as her audiences.

Darwin’s Leah Flanagan is a gifted songwriter with a warm voice and stage presence. She describes her music as combining elements of her heritage – ‘the story telling of Ireland, the passion of Italy and the love of country of Aboriginal Australia’.

Gleny Rae emerged from the Western Plains of NSW. Secondary education in Sydney and the subsequent discovery of FM radio opened up a thousand musical opportunities including several Associate diplomas on pianoforte and violin at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
Gleny Rae followed her nomadic calling along the Highway of Roots Music. Troubadour status was achieved with the female country crossover duo, Toe Sucking Cowgirls, who tirelessly toured the recalcitrant corners of Australia, UK and Ireland, receiving TIARA award nominations, a variety of songwriting awards and national airplay. Armed with fiddle and squeezebox, Gleny Rae became a regular face at folk festivals, ute musters, outback events and a string of remote music-loving pubs.

In 2006, she formed specialist western swing band Gleny Rae Virus and her Tamworth Playboys with an aim to put the swing back in country music. The band’s first release Highrollin’ received national airplay and earned the band a top 5 finalist position in the Victorian Country Music Awards for Best Band.
The second full length release Beyond Horizontal sees the band stripped back to a trio featuring the delightful musicianship of Roy Payne (The Whiteliners, Don Walker) on guitar and lap steel, and Dougie Bull (The Lawnmowers, The Lairs) on double bass. The album toys with traditional forms of western swing, bluegrass, gypsy jazz and rockabilly, resulting in a collection of songs heavily influenced by the 40’s and 50’s Americana genres with a distinctly Australian narrative slant.

2011 also saw Gleny Rae Virus and her Tamworth Playboys accept an invitation to perform at the Americana Music Association Showcase in Nashville Tennessee.
The trio will return to the USA this October to continue their foray into the homelands of western swing and hillbilly music.

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HIP HOP / ELECTRONIC BENEFIT FOR THE BLUE MOUNTAINS FIRE DISASTER

Fri 6th December 2013
A benefit for the Blue Mountains Fire Disaster.
KATOOMBA RSL CLUB
86 Lurline St, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, Australia

A huge line up of Blue Mountains born and bred Hip Hop / Electronic alumni are coming together for a massive Blue Mountains Bush Fire Benefit.

Featuring:
Hermitude
Urthboy
Thundamentals
Dialectrix
Tuka
JONES Jnr
Joe New
locals Tenth Dan & Grub
+ A Blank Canvas

*ONE SHOW ONLY*

All proceeds will be donated direct to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery.

It’s no secret that something in the Blue Mountains water has meant that over the last ten years its musical alumni has produced more influential hip hop / electronic artists than any other region outside of Australian capital cities.

The devastating fires that swept through the Blue Mountains area have brought together some of its most celebrated artists for a massive ONE OFF SHOW to raise money for their friends, family and the Blue Mountains community at large.

As well as being a fundraiser for those affected by the bushfires, the show is also meant, quite simply, as a positive event for a community that has been extremely affected over the past 4 weeks. Though all acts are Blue Mountains natives, the benefit gig boasts a combined line up potentially never before seen in Katoomba – bringing Blue Mountains favorite sons together in an unprecedented celebration of their solidarity for their home and the community that raised them.

The Artists

Hermitude are an award-winning electronic production duo, over the past 12 months their already massive profile has exploded off the back of their Australian Music Prize-winning album HyperParadise. They’ve also won an AIR Award, been nominated for two ARIA’s and a J award and played everywhere from Parklife to Homebake, Woodford and Rhythm & Alps (NZ)

www.hermitude.com

An entity unto himself on the Australian hip hop scene, Urthboy is an award-winning hip hop artist and three time nominee of the prestigious Australian Music Prize (AMP). Alongside his illustrious solo career that has seen him win Best Urban/Hip Hop album at the AIR Awards and receive an ARIA nomination, he manages the Elefant Traks label and fronts Australian hip hop institution The Herd

www.urthboy.com

Thundamentals – with their triple J Like A Version cover of Matt Corby’s ‘Brother’ alone gaining almost a million views on youtube, upon its release Thundamental’s clip for their current single ‘Smiles Don’t Lie’ was both Channel V and Rage TV’s ‘Clip Of The Week and was also nominated for a J Award (‘Best Music Video’). The trio just wrapped up their only headline dates for the year with sellout shows in every state.

www.thundamentals.com.au

Dialectrix is regarded as one of the most prolific MCs and hip hop performers in the country. Breaking out in 2004 as a vital member of Down Under Beats, Dialectrix has contributed to M-Phazes ARIA award winning release, Good Gracious and released and performed with hip hop super group Gully Platoon (with Pegz, Joe New, DJ 2Buck). All of which has been alongside releasing and touring three acclaimed solo albums and one EP of his own, the last of which, The Cold Light Of Day, was released in April of this year.

www.facebook.com/dialectrix

Tuka – One third of Thundamentals, it was his second solo album “Feedback Loop” that really announced Tuka as a solo act of extreme repute with two huge singles ‘Die A Happy Man’ and ‘Just To Feel Wanted’ from the album picked up by triple J. It was an album cycle that saw him go on to further cement his reputation live picking up national tour support slots with everyone form Kendrick Lamar to Seth Sentry.

www.facebook.com/willrap4tuka

JONES Jnr. – Born out of Thundamentals Like A Version from last year Ev Jones and DJ Morgs are now collectively known as JONES Jnr. With two critically acclaimed mixtapes “The Soultapes” out and national tours with the likes of Fat Freddy’s Drop, JIll Scott, Cody Chesnutt & many more, these guys are one to watch over the next 12 months.

jonesjnr.bandcamp.com

Doors Open 7pm
General Admission
Over 18’s only

Limited numbers of tickets are on sale at the Club Box Office for $30/person
OR online/phone Moshtix + bf ($33.80) 1300 438 849
www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/blue-mountains-fire-benefit-feat-hermitude-urthboy-thundamentals-dialectrix-t/69144

(100% of profits donated to the RED CROSS Disaster Relief & Recovery)

SOLD OUT!!!
NO FURTHER TICKETS AVAILABLE.